Police Chief: Texas Officer’s Actions At Pool Party ‘Indefensible’

June 10, 2015 7:16 a.m.
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After the Texas police officer who slammed a 15-year-old girl to the ground resigned on Tuesday, the McKinney, Texas, police chief called the officer’s actions “indefensible.”

Officer David Eric Casebolt responded to a call about a “disturbance” at a community pool on Friday, where he was shown on video pushing the 15-year-old girl and drawing his gun on other teenagers in the area.

“He came into the call out of control, and as the video shows, was out of control during the incident. I had 12 officers on the scene, and 11 of them performed according to their training,” Police Chief Greg Conley said of Casebolt during a Tuesday press conference.

“I do not condone the actions of those individuals who violated the rules of the community, showed disrespect to the security person on scene, and to the officers who responded,” he continued. “However, we as a department are held to a high standard of action as we do our jobs.”

Conley said he did not yet know whether Casebolt would face charges over his actions. He also announced that the McKinney police dropped the charges against the one teenager who was arrested following the pool party.

According to the pool party hosts, a fight began when a white woman began hurling racial slurs at some of the party guests. McKinney police then responded to a complaint about a “disturbance involving multiple juveniles.”

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